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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Come \Come\, v. i. [imp. Came; p. p. Come; p. pr & vb. n.
   Coming.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D.
   komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan.
   komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr.
   gam. [root]23. Cf. Base, n., Convene, Adventure.]
   1. To move hitherward; to draw near; to approach the speaker,
      or some place or person indicated; -- opposed to go.
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            Look, who comes yonder?               --Shak.
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            I did not come to curse thee.         --Tennyson.
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   2. To complete a movement toward a place; to arrive.
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            When we came to Rome.                 --Acts xxviii.
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            Lately come from Italy.               --Acts xviii.
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   3. To approach or arrive, as if by a journey or from a
      distance. "Thy kingdom come." --Matt. vi. 10.
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            The hour is coming, and now is.       --John. v. 25.
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            So quick bright things come to confusion. --Shak.
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   4. To approach or arrive, as the result of a cause, or of the
      act of another.
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            From whence come wars?                --James iv. 1.
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            Both riches and honor come of thee !  --1 Chron.
                                                  xxix. 12.
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   5. To arrive in sight; to be manifest; to appear.
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            Then butter does refuse to come.      --Hudibras.
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   6. To get to be, as the result of change or progress; -- with
      a predicate; as, to come untied.
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            How come you thus estranged?          --Shak.
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            How come her eyes so bright?          --Shak.
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   Note: Am come, is come, etc., are frequently used instead of
         have come, has come, etc., esp. in poetry. The verb to
         be gives a clearer adjectival significance to the
         participle as expressing a state or condition of the
         subject, while the auxiliary have expresses simply the
         completion of the action signified by the verb.
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               Think not that I am come to destroy. --Matt. v.
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               We are come off like Romans.       --Shak.
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               The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the
               year.                              --Bryant.
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   Note: Come may properly be used (instead of go) in speaking
         of a movement hence, or away, when there is reference
         to an approach to the person addressed; as, I shall
         come home next week; he will come to your house to-day.
         It is used with other verbs almost as an auxiliary,
         indicative of approach to the action or state expressed
         by the verb; as, how came you to do it? Come is used
         colloquially, with reference to a definite future time
         approaching, without an auxiliary; as, it will be two
         years, come next Christmas; i. e., when Christmas shall
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               They were cried
               In meeting, come next Sunday.      --Lowell.
         Come, in the imperative, is used to excite attention,
         or to invite to motion or joint action; come, let us
         go. "This is the heir; come, let us kill him." --Matt.
         xxi. 38. When repeated, it sometimes expresses haste,
         or impatience, and sometimes rebuke. "Come, come, no
         time for lamentation now." --Milton.
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   To come, yet to arrive, future. "In times to come."
      --Dryden. "There's pippins and cheese to come." --Shak.

   To come about.
      (a) To come to pass; to arrive; to happen; to result; as,
          how did these things come about?
      (b) To change; to come round; as, the ship comes about.
          "The wind is come about." --Shak.
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                On better thoughts, and my urged reasons,
                They are come about, and won to the true side.
                                                  --B. Jonson.

   To come abroad.
      (a) To move or be away from one's home or country. "Am
          come abroad to see the world." --Shak.
      (b) To become public or known. [Obs.] "Neither was
          anything kept secret, but that it should come abroad."
          --Mark. iv. 22.

   To come across, to meet; to find, esp. by chance or
      suddenly. "We come across more than one incidental mention
      of those wars." --E. A. Freeman. "Wagner's was certainly
      one of the strongest and most independent natures I ever
      came across." --H. R. Haweis.

   To come after.
      (a) To follow.
      (b) To come to take or to obtain; as, to come after a

   To come again, to return. "His spirit came again and he
      revived." --Judges. xv. 19. - 

   To come and go.
      (a) To appear and disappear; to change; to alternate. "The
          color of the king doth come and go." --Shak.
      (b) (Mech.) To play backward and forward.

   To come at.
      (a) To reach; to arrive within reach of; to gain; as, to
          come at a true knowledge of ourselves.
      (b) To come toward; to attack; as, he came at me with

   To come away, to part or depart.

   To come between, to intervene; to separate; hence, to cause

   To come by.
      (a) To obtain, gain, acquire. "Examine how you came by all
          your state." --Dryden.
      (b) To pass near or by way of.

   To come down.
      (a) To descend.
      (b) To be humbled.

   To come down upon, to call to account, to reprimand.
      [Colloq.] --Dickens.

   To come home.
      (a) To return to one's house or family.
      (b) To come close; to press closely; to touch the
          feelings, interest, or reason.
      (c) (Naut.) To be loosened from the ground; -- said of an

   To come in.
      (a) To enter, as a town, house, etc. "The thief cometh
          in." --Hos. vii. 1.
      (b) To arrive; as, when my ship comes in.
      (c) To assume official station or duties; as, when Lincoln
          came in.
      (d) To comply; to yield; to surrender. "We need not fear
          his coming in" --Massinger.
      (e) To be brought into use. "Silken garments did not come
          in till late." --Arbuthnot.
      (f) To be added or inserted; to be or become a part of.
      (g) To accrue as gain from any business or investment.
      (h) To mature and yield a harvest; as, the crops come in
      (i) To have sexual intercourse; -- with to or unto. --Gen.
          xxxviii. 16.
      (j) To have young; to bring forth; as, the cow will come
          in next May. [U. S.]

   To come in for, to claim or receive. "The rest came in for
      subsidies." --Swift.

   To come into, to join with; to take part in; to agree to;
      to comply with; as, to come into a party or scheme.

   To come it over, to hoodwink; to get the advantage of.

   To come near or To come nigh, to approach in place or
      quality; to be equal to. "Nothing ancient or modern seems
      to come near it." --Sir W. Temple.

   To come of.
      (a) To descend or spring from. "Of Priam's royal race my
          mother came." --Dryden.
      (b) To result or follow from. "This comes of judging by
          the eye." --L'Estrange.

   To come off.
      (a) To depart or pass off from.
      (b) To get free; to get away; to escape.
      (c) To be carried through; to pass off; as, it came off
      (d) To acquit one's self; to issue from (a contest, etc.);
          as, he came off with honor; hence, substantively, a
          come-off, an escape; an excuse; an evasion. [Colloq.]
      (e) To pay over; to give. [Obs.]
      (f) To take place; to happen; as, when does the race come
      (g) To be or become after some delay; as, the weather came
          off very fine.
      (h) To slip off or be taken off, as a garment; to
      (i) To hurry away; to get through. --Chaucer.

   To come off by, to suffer. [Obs.] "To come off by the
      worst." --Calamy.

   To come off from, to leave. "To come off from these grave
      disquisitions." --Felton.

   To come on.
      (a) To advance; to make progress; to thrive.
      (b) To move forward; to approach; to supervene.

   To come out.
      (a) To pass out or depart, as from a country, room,
          company, etc. "They shall come out with great
          substance." --Gen. xv. 14.
      (b) To become public; to appear; to be published. "It is
          indeed come out at last." --Bp. Stillingfleet.
      (c) To end; to result; to turn out; as, how will this
          affair come out? he has come out well at last.
      (d) To be introduced into society; as, she came out two
          seasons ago.
      (e) To appear; to show itself; as, the sun came out.
      (f) To take sides; to announce a position publicly; as, he
          came out against the tariff.
      (g) To publicly admit oneself to be homosexual.

   To come out with, to give publicity to; to disclose.

   To come over.
      (a) To pass from one side or place to another.
          "Perpetually teasing their friends to come over to
          them." --Addison.
      (b) To rise and pass over, in distillation.

   To come over to, to join.

   To come round.
      (a) To recur in regular course.
      (b) To recover. [Colloq.]
      (c) To change, as the wind.
      (d) To relent. --J. H. Newman.
      (e) To circumvent; to wheedle. [Colloq.]

   To come short, to be deficient; to fail of attaining. "All
      have sinned and come short of the glory of God." --Rom.
      iii. 23.

   To come to.
      (a) To consent or yield. --Swift.
      (b) (Naut.) (with the accent on to) To luff; to bring the
          ship's head nearer the wind; to anchor.
      (c) (with the accent on to) To recover, as from a swoon.
      (d) To arrive at; to reach.
      (e) To amount to; as, the taxes come to a large sum.
      (f) To fall to; to be received by, as an inheritance.

   To come to blows. See under Blow.

   To come to grief. See under Grief.

   To come to a head.
      (a) To suppurate, as a boil.
      (b) To mature; to culminate; as a plot.

   To come to one's self, to recover one's senses.

   To come to pass, to happen; to fall out.

   To come to the scratch.
      (a) (Prize Fighting) To step up to the scratch or mark
          made in the ring to be toed by the combatants in
          beginning a contest; hence:
      (b) To meet an antagonist or a difficulty bravely.

   To come to time.
      (a) (Prize Fighting) To come forward in order to resume
          the contest when the interval allowed for rest is over
          and "time" is called; hence:
      (b) To keep an appointment; to meet expectations.

   To come together.
      (a) To meet for business, worship, etc.; to assemble.
          --Acts i. 6.
      (b) To live together as man and wife. --Matt. i. 18.

   To come true, to happen as predicted or expected.

   To come under, to belong to, as an individual to a class.

   To come up
      (a) to ascend; to rise.
      (b) To be brought up; to arise, as a question.
      (c) To spring; to shoot or rise above the earth, as a
      (d) To come into use, as a fashion.

   To come up the capstan (Naut.), to turn it the contrary
      way, so as to slacken the rope about it.

   To come up the tackle fall (Naut.), to slacken the tackle
      gently. --Totten.

   To come up to, to rise to; to equal.

   To come up with, to overtake or reach by pursuit.

   To come upon.
      (a) To befall.
      (b) To attack or invade.
      (c) To have a claim upon; to become dependent upon for
          support; as, to come upon the town.
      (d) To light or chance upon; to find; as, to come upon hid
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Out \Out\ (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and
   [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G.
   aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr.
   ud. [root]198. Cf. About, But, prep., Carouse, Utter,
   In its original and strict sense, out means from the interior
   of something; beyond the limits or boundary of somethings; in
   a position or relation which is exterior to something; --
   opposed to in or into. The something may be expressed
   after of, from, etc. (see Out of, below); or, if not
   expressed, it is implied; as, he is out; or, he is out of the
   house, office, business, etc.; he came out; or, he came out
   from the ship, meeting, sect, party, etc. Out is used in a
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   1. Away; abroad; off; from home, or from a certain, or a
      usual, place; not in; not in a particular, or a usual,
      place; as, the proprietor is out, his team was taken out.
      Opposite of in. "My shoulder blade is out." --Shak.
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            He hath been out (of the country) nine years.
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   2. Beyond the limits of concealment, confinement, privacy,
      constraint, etc., actual or figurative; hence, not in
      concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of
      freedom, openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; a matter
      of public knowledge; as, the sun shines out; he laughed
      out, to be out at the elbows; the secret has leaked out,
      or is out; the disease broke out on his face; the book is
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            Leaves are out and perfect in a month. --Bacon.
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            She has not been out [in general society] very long.
                                                  --H. James.
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   3. Beyond the limit of existence, continuance, or supply; to
      the end; completely; hence, in, or into, a condition of
      extinction, exhaustion, completion; as, the fuel, or the
      fire, has burned out; that style is on the way out. "Hear
      me out." --Dryden.
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            Deceitful men shall not live out half their days.
                                                  --Ps. iv. 23.
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            When the butt is out, we will drink water. --Shak.
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   4. Beyond possession, control, or occupation; hence, in, or
      into, a state of want, loss, or deprivation; -- used of
      office, business, property, knowledge, etc.; as, the
      Democrats went out and the Whigs came in; he put his money
      out at interest. "Land that is out at rack rent." --Locke.
      "He was out fifty pounds." --Bp. Fell.
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            I have forgot my part, and I am out.  --Shak.
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   5. Beyond the bounds of what is true, reasonable, correct,
      proper, common, etc.; in error or mistake; in a wrong or
      incorrect position or opinion; in a state of disagreement,
      opposition, etc.; in an inharmonious relation. "Lancelot
      and I are out." --Shak.
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            Wicked men are strangely out in the calculating of
            their own interest.                   --South.
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            Very seldom out, in these his guesses. --Addison.
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   6. Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the
      state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.
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   7. Out of fashion; unfashionable; no longer in current vogue;

   Note: Out is largely used in composition as a prefix, with
         the same significations that it has as a separate word;
         as outbound, outbreak, outbuilding, outcome, outdo,
         outdoor, outfield. See also the first Note under
         Over, adv.
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   Day in, day out, from the beginning to the limit of each of
      several days; day by day; every day.

   Out at, Out in, Out on, etc., elliptical phrases, that
      to which out refers as a source, origin, etc., being
      omitted; as, out (of the house and) at the barn; out (of
      the house, road, fields, etc., and) in the woods.

            Three fishers went sailing out into the west,
            Out into the west, as the sun went down. --C.

   Note: In these lines after out may be understood, "of the
         harbor," "from the shore," "of sight," or some similar
         phrase. The complete construction is seen in the
         saying: "Out of the frying pan into the fire."

   Out from, a construction similar to out of (below). See
      Of and From.

   Out of, a phrase which may be considered either as composed
      of an adverb and a preposition, each having its
      appropriate office in the sentence, or as a compound
      preposition. Considered as a preposition, it denotes, with
      verbs of movement or action, from the interior of; beyond
      the limit: from; hence, origin, source, motive, departure,
      separation, loss, etc.; -- opposed to in or into; also
      with verbs of being, the state of being derived, removed,
      or separated from. Examples may be found in the phrases
      below, and also under Vocabulary words; as, out of breath;
      out of countenance.

   Out of cess, beyond measure, excessively. --Shak.

   Out of character, unbecoming; improper.

   Out of conceit with, not pleased with. See under Conceit.

   Out of date, not timely; unfashionable; antiquated.

   Out of door, Out of doors, beyond the doors; from the
      house; not inside a building; in, or into, the open air;
      hence, figuratively, shut out; dismissed. See under
      Door, also, Out-of-door, Outdoor, Outdoors, in the
      Vocabulary. "He 's quality, and the question's out of
      door," --Dryden.

   Out of favor, disliked; under displeasure.

   Out of frame, not in correct order or condition; irregular;
      disarranged. --Latimer.

   Out of hand, immediately; without delay or preparation;
      without hesitation or debate; as, to dismiss a suggestion
      out of hand. "Ananias . . . fell down and died out of
      hand." --Latimer.

   Out of harm's way, beyond the danger limit; in a safe

   Out of joint, not in proper connection or adjustment;
      unhinged; disordered. "The time is out of joint." --Shak.

   Out of mind, not in mind; forgotten; also, beyond the limit
      of memory; as, time out of mind.

   Out of one's head, beyond commanding one's mental powers;
      in a wandering state mentally; delirious. [Colloq.]

   Out of one's time, beyond one's period of minority or

   Out of order, not in proper order; disarranged; in

   Out of place, not in the usual or proper place; hence, not
      proper or becoming.

   Out of pocket, in a condition of having expended or lost
      more money than one has received.

   Out of print, not in market, the edition printed being
      exhausted; -- said of books, pamphlets, etc.

   Out of the question, beyond the limits or range of
      consideration; impossible to be favorably considered.

   Out of reach, beyond one's reach; inaccessible.

   Out of season, not in a proper season or time; untimely;

   Out of sorts, wanting certain things; unsatisfied; unwell;
      unhappy; cross. See under Sort, n.

   Out of temper, not in good temper; irritated; angry.

   Out of time, not in proper time; too soon, or too late.

   Out of time, not in harmony; discordant; hence, not in an
      agreeing temper; fretful.

   Out of twist, Out of winding, or Out of wind, not in
      warped condition; perfectly plain and smooth; -- said of

   Out of use, not in use; unfashionable; obsolete.

   Out of the way.
      (a) On one side; hard to reach or find; secluded.
      (b) Improper; unusual; wrong.

   Out of the woods, not in a place, or state, of obscurity or
      doubt; free from difficulty or perils; safe. [Colloq.]

   Out to out, from one extreme limit to another, including
      the whole length, breadth, or thickness; -- applied to

   Out West, in or towards, the West; specifically, in some
      Western State or Territory. [U. S.]

   To come out, To cut out, To fall out, etc. See under
      Come, Cut, Fall, etc.

   To make out See to make out under make, v. t. and v.

   To put out of the way, to kill; to destroy.

   Week in, week out. See Day in, day out (above).
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